Latest evidence for environmental factors in dementia: air and cold

22 October, 2020 | Posted in:

Quality air and cold-water swimming join the growing ranks of dementia-prevention through environmental and lifestyle modifications. Harvard University just published findings across 63 million adults and a 17 year period. The study, published in the Lancet Planetary Health, demonstrated that air pollution was significantly associated with an increased risk of hospital admissions for several neurological […]

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NICEimpact dementia

11 March, 2020 | Posted in:

Last month, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) released their latest impact report, this time for dementia.  Impact reports share positive examples of where NICE guidance is improving outcomes, focusing on cost-effective, evidence-based care across priority health and care settings. Highlighting that around 460,000 people in England currently have a diagnosis of […]

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High numbers of people with dementia admitted to hospital due to poor community support

24 January, 2020 | Posted in:

A recent report from the Alzheimer’s Society highlighted the huge numbers of people living with dementia who are being admitted as emergencies to hospital, because ‘there’s no social care support to keep them safe at home.’ The BBC note that the report, analysing emergency admissions hospital data over a six year period, ending 2017-18, one […]

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First promising drug to slow Alzheimer’s

30 October, 2019 | Posted in:

The long awaited news that a drug has been found to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease has been announced. Until now we have only been able to treat symptoms, but US-based company Biogen have last week announced that they have a successful drug to slow the progression of the disease itself.  Biogen plans to […]

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How do dementia, psychosis and Parkinson’s disease overlap with each other?

12 September, 2019 | Posted in: ,

Back in June the Parkinson’s Academy hosted “Cutting Edge Science for Parkinson’s Clinicians”, an educational meeting sponsored by Bial Pharma. Now in its second year the meeting was a sell-out again and expectations were high. Chaired by Dr Peter Fletcher (Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust), the meeting was designed to cater to the diverse needs and interests […]

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Health and wellness could revolutionise management of long term neurological conditions

9 September, 2019 | Posted in:

The latest emphasis in health and fitness circles has been on measuring, not our lifespans, but our ‘healthspans’. A societal effort to do the same might well present a possible solution to our growing healthcare challenges, and could revolutionise the way we manage neurological conditions. The latest edition of the British Journal for Neuroscience Nursing […]

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NHSE elective care handbooks now available

26 August, 2019 | Posted in: ,

This summer, NHS England has published a series of handbooks setting out best practice and ‘how-to’ solutions for each of the 14 high-volume elective care specialties that RightCare have identified as their focus.  The NHS RightCare programme, which works locally with systems to present a diagnosis of data and evidence across that population, believes that […]

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